PULKA, Nigeria, Nov. 5 (UPI) — A Nigerian girl who was abducted from a Chibok boarding school in 2014 by Boko Haram militants was found Saturday with a 10-month-old baby, officials said.
The girl, one of the 276 girls and women abducted, had escaped from a Boko Haram hideout in Sambisa Forest in northeast Nigeria and was taken to a medical facility.. The girl’s and the baby boy’s condition was not immediately available.
The activist group #Bringbackourgirls said the girl and her twin sister were abducted from the school. Her twin sister has not been found.
“We applaud the federal government under President Muhammadu Buhari, the military and other security formations working day and night to rout the terrorists and rescue all Nigerians in captivity,” organization representative Sesugh Akume said.
The news comes just weeks after 21 Chibok girls were reunited with their families in a deal brokered by the Swiss government and the International Red Cross. Some 50 escaped immediately after the abduction but hundreds remain missing.